Question about 2000 Toyota Avalon
The internal rear view mirror on my 1998 Toyota Avalon fell off. I bought the methacrylate repair kit. But likewise, I can't seem to remove the metal button from thr rear of the mirror. I have tried to pry it to the point of almost cracking the plastic. Is there no trick to getting this off?
I had the same problem - the inside rear view mirror fell off during a hot summer day. I bought the mirror glue (adhesive) and wondered how to I separate the metal button from the mirror. Enventally, I tried the following and successully separated the metal button from the mirror: There is a little squre slot on the plastic sheath of the metal button. Please find a small flat-ned screw driver whose tip can fit into the sqare hole. put the screw driver into the hole and put it all the way inside down - which will open a little bended metal piece that stops the buttom; at the mean time, slide the metal button towards outside. As the bended metal piece opened uder the pressure of the screw driver, the metal button is freely moveable and can be slide out.
I did this successfully for my Toyota Avalon 1998 car.
Hope it helps.
Posted on Jul 23, 2011
The "button" or metal disc you speak of comes off the mirror assembly by loosening the small torx/allen screw hidden under the sheath that covers the mirror "stalk"...follow the rearview mirror directions, to the letter. If you cannot get the button out...carefully clean the face of that button off using a safety razor, being careful not to nick or abrade the button...make sure the same spot on the windshield by marking it with a felt tip marker on the outside of the windshield BEFORE you clean the residue off the glass!
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
Insert small flat head screwdriver into square slot on plastic sheath holding metal "button" (piece that was glued to the windshield). Push the screwdriver straight in with a fair amount of force. You might have to push down, too, away from button. I did this for '95 Avalon, took me a while to get the feel, had to push harder than I thought. Here's an image of what you're doing without the button in place so you can see exactly what it looks like. Good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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